May 05

Arsenal Goals of the Season – #9 Robin van Persie v Birmingham

Despite another barrenless campaign for Arsenal in terms of silverware, Arsene Wenger’s side have continued to entertain their domestic and international audiences by scoring some of the most sumptious goals seen this season.

From last-minute wonder strikes, to free-flowing passing moves, the Gunners have provided various breathtaking moments during what has been an exciting, unpredictable 2010/11 Barclays Premier League.

Gooner Talk have rounded up 10 of Arsenal’s Goals of the Season for your viewing pleasure. The goals were decided on the basis of technical ability and match importance. If you feel we’ve missed any out, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

#9 Robin van Persie v Birmingham (Carling Cup Final)

Arsenal’s Dutch wizard produced another spectacular finish in what proved to be a disappointing Carling Cup final defeat at Wembley.

After taking an early lead through Nikola Zigic’s header, Birmingham’s hopes of going in at the break with their noses in front were shattered seven minutes before half-time by van Persie.

It started with a stunning effort from Jack Wilshere that crashed off Foster’s crossbar. When Ferguson’s headed clearance fell to Arshavin he knocked the ball back in for Arsenal’s Dutch skipper to expertly volley into the net.

Unfortunately, it was Birmingham who had the last laugh. A last-gasp defensive mix-up proved devastating as Obafemi Martins tapped into an unguarded net to win the Carling Cup for his side.

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7 Responses to “Arsenal Goals of the Season – #9 Robin van Persie v Birmingham”

  1. Eric Eaves says:

    Thats the trouble with Arsenal, they do like the spectacular goals. Love to waltz around the penalty area and walk the ball into the net. it doesnt matter where the arrive from long ball headed on mistake from keeper & centre half the a simple tap in from Martins. Enough to lift the cup.

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  2. dagash says:

    RVP needs to be patient a bit. The number 10 he is sporting connotes 10 trophy-less years..this is just the sixth year.

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  3. ecstasy says:

    Dagash its clear that u are an anti-arsenal. U are a mad man

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  4. Paul says:

    Yeah, I think we lost that game. Maybe we should have brought in Martins when we had the chance.

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  5. simms21 says:

    Dude at that moment i was like jumping up and down celebrating but saying oh no!!! Glad he was back next game

    Martins is garbage take that back. Anyone can poke home a sitter.

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  6. David says:

    Mate I’d prefer you to only have goals in the top ten from wins.

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  7. Gooner Chris says:

    @David: Wins of the season will come next month, mate.

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